Comedy, intrigue and fantasy come alive

140 mins in all / 2 intervals

Ballet’s most charming comedy, live on stage: The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour presents Coppélia.

Swanilda and Franz are in love … until a beautiful stranger, the daughter of the magician Dr Coppelius, appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister workshop – with the help of some fancy footwork!

This sparkling tale of magic and mischief, with its irresistible melodies and ‘living dolls’, is amusing fun for the whole family. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s stories, Coppélia features exquisite costumes by master designer Kristian Fredrikson.

Laughter and love, lively dancing and vivid colour – treat the family to Coppélia.

2019 Locations
Saturday 3 August
Griffith, NSW

Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 August
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 August
(Mooroopna) Shepparton, VIC

Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 August
Albury, NSW

Saturday 17 August
Warragul, VIC

Wednesday 21 August
Tanunda, SA

Saturday 24 August
Mount Gambier, SA

ADD TO CALENDAR

It’s fabulous that we can give the children in a rural community the opportunity to experience dance.

Kylie Jones, Deputy Principal, Atherton State Primary School

Coppélia on stage. 

Artists of The Australian Ballet. Photography Jeff Busby.

CREDITS

Original choreography Arthur Saint-Léon
Revised by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Music Léo Delibes
Costume and set design Kristian Fredrikson
Lighting design Francis Croese

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    • Date Time Theatre Address
      Saturday 3 August 12:00 - 12:45pm Griffith Regional Theatre 1 Neville Pl, Griffith, NSW 2680
      Wednesday 7 August 11:30 - 12:15pm Wagga Wagga Civic Cente Burns Way (off Tarcutta St), Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
      Saturday 10 August 12:00 - 12:45pm Riverlinks Westside 4 Homewood Dr, Shepparton, VIC 3629
      Wednesday 14 August 11:30 - 12:15pm Albury Entertainment Centre 525 Swift St, Albury, NSW 2640
      Saturday 17 August 12:00 - 12:45pm West Gippsland Performing Arts Centre cnr. Albert St & Civic Place, Warragul, VIC 3820
      Wednesday 21 August 11:30 - 12:15pm Brenton Langbein Theatre Magnolia Rd, Tanunda, SA 5352
      Saturday 24 August 12:00 - 12:45pm Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre 10 Watson Tce, Mount Gambier, SA 5290
    • Date Time Theatre Address
      Wednesday 7 August 4:30 - 5:45pm Wagga Wagga Civic Centre Burns Way (off Tarcutta St), Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
      Friday 9 August 4:30 - 5:45pm Riverlinks Westside 4 Homewood Dr, Shepparton, VIC 3629
      Wednesday 14 August 4:30 - 5:45pm Albury Entertainment Centre 525 Swift St, Albury, NSW 2640
      Saturday 17 August 4:30 - 5:45pm West Gippsland Performing Arts Centre cnr. Albert St & Civic Place, Warragul, VIC 3820
      Wednesday 21 August 4:30 - 5:45pm Brenton Langbein Theatre Magnolia Rd, Tanunda, SA 5352

★★★★ This Coppélia is a beloved Australian Ballet production for a reason.

The Age

★★★★ Nothing short of breathtaking.

Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★★ Visually gorgeous

Daily Review